It was at this juncture where the programme director and District Administrator Mr. Lehlohonolo Qhasho of Butha-Buthe called upon the Principal Chief Mrs. Mamanamolela Mopeli who stipulated that she congratulate the Liqhobong Mine for keeping its word as this will benefit the host community to easily access the services that are provided at the urban areas. She further appealed to the community to take good care of the new developments that are being made by the mining companies within their areas and also the mining companies should continue to support.
Amongst the speakers of the day, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Chieftainship Honourable Kotiti Diholo on behalf of his ministry thanked Hon. Keketso Sello the Minister of Mining for inviting his ministry to the big event. Mr Diholo indicated that he is congratulating the host community and the Member of Parliament from the constituency of Moteete “for receiving this marvelous development within their community.” "I am aware of two villages (Tiping and Sekeketeng) that seriously must be relocated since they were affected by the floods and that task needs to be done in assistance of the councilors from those villages quickly,” he appealed. While wrapping up the big event, the Minister of Mining Mr Keketso Sello publicly declared that he is aware that the grievances which the Kao host community tabled before the ministry, being the construction of sanitary toilets, maintenance of taps, maintenance of the road which Liqhobong mine has reconstructed and the compensation of the affected pastures which were still in the process of being resolved.
“I appeal to you Transformation Resource Centre to stick to your mandate as a civil society organisation and cease coming to these host communities alone leaving other stakeholders behind because we as the Ministry of Mining we always invite you whenever we visit these community,” said Mr Sello. “I am aware that you are regularly meeting with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport whereby the plan is to transform this road from the gravel into a permanent tarred road and I just so wish that process is still going on,” said. Mr Sello took the opportunity to inform the public that the very same mining companies are organising to host a big event which will commence on the November 28 and end on 29 at ThabaBosiu Cultural Village, called Mining Khotla, with the purpose of presenting to the indigenous Basotho business companies the business opportunities that are available in the mining sector.